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To understand ourselves better it is helpful to consider situations which have been challenging and to analyse our performance – then we can learn from our mistakes and improve next time!


Thinking about our experiences and questioning our behaviour is important for learning in Higher Education, and helps to improve grades as well as develop a more professional approach.

It is the ability to look back and make sense of experiences in order to repeat what worked well and avoid what went badly. Thinking reflectively helps you to:

Keeping reflective notes: a learning log/blog considers:


'CV tip here!' Writing this down helps clarify these thoughts and focus ideas for action